Each Bathurst 1000 over the years has been filled with drama, but none were quite as extraordinary as the 2014 Great Race.
After eight safety cars, a red flag, multiple crashes, tears of heartbreak and joy, Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris won in an eight hour thriller that saw the then-Ford Performance Racing pair pass Jamie Whincup on the final lap to win.
While Mostert is vying for his second 1000 crown this weekend, Morris was inducted into the Bathurst Legends Hall of Fame on Friday afternoon, alongside Greg Murphy, Denny Hulme and Peter Williamson.
No stranger to being at Mount Panorama, Morris says that he loves returning every year.
"It's the reason I get out of bed every morning so I can come back next year, so it means a lot to me," Morris said.
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Morris is the only driver to record wins in each of the three major Bathurst enduros, including the 1000 in 2014, the 12 Hour in 2007 and 2010 and the 6 Hour in 2017.
After a spectacular and extensive career starting way back in 1991 for his Bathurst 1000 debut, Morris says that being inducted into the Bathurst Legends Hall of Fame shows how valuable all the Bathurst events are in motor sport history.
"I think it is good and it also acknowledges the importance of the other endurance races here. You've got the 12 Hour and the 6 hour, so to have had success at those races and to be acknowledged for those as well is good," Morris said.
Fellow 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Formula 1 World Champion Denny Hulme drove with Paul Morris in 1992 in very wet conditions, the very race that the former lost his life due to a heart attack behind the wheel.
"That was my second Bathurst and was going really well and then unfortunately, he went the way he probably wanted to go," Morris said.
"It was a pretty tragic day but we raced long and we remember him like he would wanted us to. It's pretty awesome to be getting inducted the same day as Denny is."